Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers
Since its inception in 1949, the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers has flourished into an iconic Queensland event.
The brainchild of Essex Tait and the Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce, Carnival was introduced as a way for the city to use their “Garden City” reputation to promote increased economic activity following the recent hardships of war.
On October 21, 1950 the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers commenced with a street procession that stretched three miles in length. Led by a bullock team and watched by a crowd estimated to be 50,000 strong, the Parade was a resounding success. The Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers subsequently became firmly cemented as an annual event in the region's community calendar.
As the years passed, Carnival's appeal widened, attracting tourists from across Queensland, interstate and internationally.
Now in its 62nd year, the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers has been growing bigger, brighter and more colourful each year. It is the longest running floral event of its kind in Australia as the premiere celebration of flowers, food, wine, culture, entertainment and all things spring.
Where? Toowoomba, Queensland
What? A vibrant street parade, fascinating flowers, and floral displays, fabulous food, wondrous wine, awe-inspiring art, imaginative interactive workshops and various entertainment.
Festival Website? Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers